Increasingly Popular Short-Term Community College Certificate Programs Offer Limited Labor-Market Returns, Study Finds
Short-term certificate programs at community colleges offer limited labor-market returns, on average, in most fields of study, according to new research published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
New AERA Open Access Journal Now Accepting Article Submissions
AERA Open, a new scholarly journal from AERA, is now accepting article submissions. It is among the first open access journals to be launched by a major scholarly social science society.
James D. Anderson, Noted American Education History and Desegregation Expert, to Give 2014 Brown Lecture in Educational Research—October 23
The title of this year’s public lecture, which features speaker Dr. James D. Anderson, is “A Long Shadow: The American Pursuit of Political Justice and Education Equality.”
AERA Names Juliane Baron Director of Government Relations
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has named Juliane Baron as its new Director of Government Relations. She begins her position on October 1.
New Revision of Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing Just Released
The new revision of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing has just been released jointly by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).
Study: Attending a More Selective College Doesn’t Mean a Better Chance
Attending a more selective college, as measured by average SAT score, does not make much of a difference for a student’s chance of graduating with a bachelor’s degreeonce individual and other institutional factors are taken into account, according to research published today in the American Educational Research Journal.
Study Finds Unintended Consequences of Raising State Math and Science Graduation Requirements
Raising state-mandated math and science course graduation requirements may increase high school dropout rates without a meaningful effect on college enrollment or degree attainment, according to new research published in Educational Researcher.
Study: Teachers More Likely to Use Ineffective Instruction When Teaching Students with Mathematics Difficulties
First-grade teachers in the United States may need to change their instructional practices if they are to raise the mathematics achievement of students with mathematics difficulties, according to new research published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
Study: Little Evidence That No Child Left Behind Has Hurt Teacher Job Satisfaction
The conventional wisdom that No Child Left Behind has eroded teacher job satisfaction and commitment is off the mark, according to new research published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of AERA. Read more
AERA Announces New Editors for Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics
AERA has named Daniel McCaffrey and Li Cai as the new editors for the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics (JEBS). McCaffrey and Cai will begin reviewing manuscripts on July 1, 2014, and will become editors of record for a three-year term beginning in January 2015. Read more
Study: Addressing “Mischievous Responders” Would Increase Validity of Adolescent Research
“Mischievous responders” play the game of intentionally providing inaccurate answers on anonymous surveys, a widespread problem that can mislead research findings. However, new data analysis procedures may help minimize the impact of these “jokester youths,” according to research published in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of AERA. Read more
Study: State Value-Added Performance Measures Do Not Reflect the Content or Quality of Teachers’ Instruction
New research published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, finds weak to nonexistent relationships between state-administered value-added model (VAM) measures of teacher performance and the content or quality of teachers’ instruction. Read more
October 2013 Educational Researcher Examines Gender Gap in College Enrollment
Included in this issue is an unprecedented look at the role of sorting between boys and girls across public U.S. high schools in explaining the gender gap of college enrollment among black and Hispanic students. Read more
Want to Increase College Students’ Graduation Rates? Coach Them, Researchers Find
Individualized coaching of college students boosts student persistence and completion, while being less costly to implement than targeted financial aid programs and other intervention methods. Read more
Education Policy and Civil Rights Expert Gary Orfield to Give 10th Annual Brown Lecture on October 24 in Washington, D.C.
R.S.V.P. today for the 2013 Brown Lecture: A New Civil Rights Agenda for American Education. Read more
AERA Executive Director Comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s New Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Support Diversity in Higher Education
Felice J. Levine, executive director of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s release of new guidance to colleges and universities on the voluntary use of race to support diversity in postsecondary education. Read more
Social and Behavioral Science Organizations to Hold Congressional Briefing on “What's Ailing America? Shorter Lives, Poorer Health”
At a Capitol Hill briefing, four distinguished experts in the areas of health, behavioral, and social sciences will discuss the findings and research recommendations of the report "U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health." Read more
AERA Appoints New Editors for American Educational Research Journal
AERA announced the appointment of new editors for the Social and Institutional Analysis (SIA) and Teaching, Learning, and Human Development (TLHD) sections of the American Educational Research Journal. Read more
Congressional Briefing Underscores Necessity of IES Research in STEM Education
An AERA co-sponsored Capitol Hill briefing
last week spoke to the vital role of STEM education research funded by
the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in advancing math and science
teaching, in the United States, from pre-school through secondary
AERA to Launch Open Access Journal
May 21—The American Educational Research Association announced today that it will launch AERA Open, an online, peer-reviewed journal that will be freely available to all readers on the web. AERA Open is expected to start publishing articles in early 2014. Read more